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  1. Newbie
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    Post When to use 's' in the following contexts?

    Hi,

    Call me when the document get updated.
    Call me when the document gets updated.
    Call me when the document got updated.

    Which is correct among these? when to 's' in like these sentences?
    Please help me.

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    Pramod


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    Re: When to use 's' in the following contexts?

    Call me when the document has got updated.

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    Re: When to use 's' in the following contexts?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Call me when the document has got updated.
    "Has been updated" surely svartnik.


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    Re: When to use 's' in the following contexts?

    "Call me when the document is updated" also works.

    Of your three sentences, pramoda, only #2 is correct.

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    Re: When to use 's' in the following contexts?

    Anybdy can explain me this please...

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    Re: When to use 's' in the following contexts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pramoda View Post
    Anybdy can explain me this please...


    Call me when the document gets updated.

    "The document" = "it" = third person singular, all English verbs take an "s" in third person singular. However, if I were you, I would use either "has been" or "is" in place of "gets", it's better English.

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